Cloud Permutations

Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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The world of Heven was populated, centuries ago, by Melanesian settlers from distant Earth. It is a peaceful, quiet world – yet it harbours ancient secrets.

Kal just wants to fly. But flying is the one thing forbidden on Heven – a world dominated by the mysterious, ever present clouds in the skies. What do they hide? For Kal, finding the answer might mean his death – but how far will you go to realise your dreams?

Set against the breathtaking vista of a world filled with mystery and magic, Cloud Permutations is a planetary romance with a unique South Pacific flavour, filled with mythic monsters, ancient alien artefacts, floating islands and a quest to find a legendary tower. . . whatever the cost.

REVIEWS:
“A meditation on the making and meaning of cultural myths” – World Literature Today

“Wonderful novella. . . his writing is as powerful and lovingly handled as any old master” – Tangent

“Wonderful and touching” – Rising Shadow Review

“An impressive science fiction tale. . . It is Tidhar’s refreshing telling that makes it special.” – Locus
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About the author

Lavie Tidhar is the World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama, of The Bookman Histories trilogy and many other works. He won the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, for Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, a BSFA Award for his non-fiction, and was nominated variously for a Campbell, Sturgeon and Sidewise awards. He grew up on a kibbutz in Israel and in South Africa but currently resides in London. His latest novels are Martian Sands and The Violent Century.

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Publisher
Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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Published on
Jul 1, 2014
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Pages
143
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ISBN
9781625671073
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
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This content is DRM free.
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World Fantasy Award-winning author Lavie Tidhar gathers some of his best work in one collection. Stories that are infused with centuries of tradition and painted with Hebrew mythology. We meet the Tzaddik as he faces off against a vengeful angel intent on sending the Fallen to hell. The shape shifting Rat fights lycanthropic Nazis. The Rabbi takes us on a thoughtful and amusing journey into the possibilities of a Jewish state in the heart of Africa. Finally, all three protagonists appear in an old-fashioned caper story that will leave you breathless.

Table of Contents:
“The Heist”
“Transylvania Mission”
“Uganda”
“The Dope Fiend”

Blurbs:
“How well I recall, as a lad aged some ten years, circa 1937, reading Lavie Tidhar’s stirring adventures in such pulps as Thrilling Hebrew Tales and Yiddish Excitement Quarterly. Even then, these tales possessed a fascinating air of archaic menace and occult power. Now, some seventy years after their original publication, they positively radiate the uncanny sensibilities of a bygone era. What a cast of characters—the Rabbi, the Rat and the Tzaddik, as memorable as Doc Savage and his crew! And what a set of venues—the London underworld, the African jungles, and more! Plus robust menaces galore! Lavie Tidhar surpassed those who went before him, such as H. Rider Haggard, and inspired those who came after, viz, Avram Davidson and Alan Moore. Having these rousing romps gathered at last into the volume HebrewPunk marks a milestone in the literature of the fantastic.”
    —Paul Di Filippo, author of The Emperor of Gondwanaland and Other Stories

“Lavie Tidhar has staked out (no pun intended) his own territory by imagining a Judaic mystical alternative history into which he injects vampires, zombies, werewolves, Tzaddiks, golems, and Rabbis. These four stories are wondrous, adventurous, and thought-provoking.”
    —Ellen Datlow, co-editor of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror

“Here we have stories of Tzaddik, The Rat, the Rabbi… Lavie is mining ancient traditions and recent history to write stories of modern despair and a weird sort of redemptive compassion, messing with our expectations and always, always, leading with our humanity, even when those heroes are, by some standards, monsters.”
    —Laura Anne Gilman, author of Burning Bridges

“Lavie Tidhar has a unique and fascinating voice, as well as a good sense of history— both History Surreal and History Literary, as well as the more mundane kind. Imagine Hard-Boiled Kabbalah, a Godfather Rabbi whose gang includes vampires, werewolves and (naturally) golems. If you like your otherworld fun noir, have I got a book for you!”
    —Kage Baker, author of In the Garden of Iden

“I did read the book, and the good thing is that I loved it—kick-ass kosher adventures. Tidhar writes a sort of intensified supernatural action-surrealism that fair rattles along and is full of surprises—not only plot-twists and thrills, but a level of conceptual surprise, a reinvigoration of some of the more tired conventions of the fantasy-horror genre. Zombies, golems, werewolves, Rabbis, Kabbala, it’s all here, and all saturated with a sense of exotic roundedness, an eerie solidity and reality. Not to be missed.”
    —Adam Roberts, author of Gradisyl 
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